The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired WR Arrelious Benn and a seventh-round pick from Tampa Bay in exchange for a sixth-round pick and conditional draft pick in 2014.
Benn is a 6′ 2″, 220 lbs former second-round pick by the Bucs in the 2010 NFL draft. In his three year career, he has posted 59 receptions for 862 yards and five touchdowns. He also has some experience returning kickoffs as he averaged 23.5 YPR on 13 attempts last season.
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Coming out of college, Benn was a highly rated receiver, though you wouldn’t know it by his stat line (159 catches for 2,221 yards and seven TDs over three years). Mike Mayock actually had him as his second-ranked wide receiver in the draft, behind only Dez Bryant.
He was viewed as basically an Anquan Boldin-type of receiver in that he was big, physical, not afraid to make the tough catch in traffic and had excellent power and body control. Though he wasn’t known for being a speed guy, he solidified himself as the sec...